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Stretch and Flex Exercise #71
Bridging Straight leg
 

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  • Lie flat on your back
  • Bend your knees, keeping them together, with your feet flat on the mat
  • Take a deep breath in
  • Begin to exhale as you perform a pelvic tilt
 

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  • Keeping a tight stomach and a straight back, lift your hips off the ground as high as possible
  • Breathe slowly and deeply
  • Lift one leg, bent at the knee
  • Your shoulders and palms press against the floor
 

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  • Maintain a straight line from your shoulders to your knee
  • Extend your raised leg out straight
 

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  • Return knee to the bent position
 

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  • Lower leg to the mat, with both feet flat
  • Repeat with other leg

 

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